The best moments in reading are when you come across something—a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things—which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours. ― Alan Bennett

Growing up, reading was a huge priority in my family’s home. Everyone read for self-education and for fun.

Books have been instilled in me since I was a little girl and have stayed with me through my adult years.

Series like The Berenstain Bears, Junie B. Jones, Ramona, and The Babysitters Club were among my absolute favorites. Highlights and National Geographic also played a huge part in my love of reading.

Today, it’s a balance between personal development books and epic fantasy novels.

The last time I shared my reading list with you guys was two years ago.

So, I figured it was high time to share an update, but with my 2019 fall reading list.

My 2019 Fall Reading List | She Sweats Diamonds - When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip

Now, here’s to hoping that the weather stays cozy so I can light some candles, cuddle up in a cozy blanket, and one of these books!


Lately, The Handmaid’s Tale is all over the entertainment industry. I liked Elizabeth Moss in Mad Men so I figured I’d give it a shot. However, before I watch the show, I have to read the books. Yes, I’m that type of person who will read the books before I watch a show/movie.


Speaking of television shows, The Witcher is coming out on Netflix this December. And I’ve already started reading this series. So far, it’s good! I really hope it surpasses The Sword of Truth series I’ve been reading for the last year.

And in case you’re wondering how that’s going, I have two books left out of 15. However, I can’t bring myself to finish them right now. The series started off so well with wizards, dragons, truly good villains, and are now moving on to… zombies? I’m definitely not a zombie story line kind of girl. And I don’t know if I can finish this series because #zombies. Really?


I heard Chris speak at a leadership conference over the summer and loved his segment so much that I bought his book! And since I was a communications major when I was in college, you know I had to get this book. I started it over the summer, but didn’t get a chance to truly dive into it. What I’ve read so far has been so interesting! It’s safe to say I’ll be reading this before 2019 is over.

If you ever want to negotiate your salary, a position you want at your company, or anything else, this book applies to those topics as well. I will say his book is not something you can listen to while you’re working on your computer. You need to give it your full attention so being stuck in traffic with it is a good thing, ha!


I nabbed this book while on a shopping trip at Half Price Books. After reading the summary on the back, I was very intrigued. I have a feeling it’s going to be difficult to read because I know some of Le’s story is what my parents experienced. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to cry while reading this too.


I finished Remi’s book back in May. And I have to say that his book is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time! It took me a few weeks to read as I was busy, but I promise you, if you can take some time off, you’ll finish reading this book in a few days! However, considering I promised you guys a book review on it, I need to re-read it. And I ain’t mad about it because it’s that good.

And that’s it for my latest reading list! I hope you pick up one of these books this season because I wouldn’t mind it if we accidentally started a book club, ha!

What’s on your 2019 fall reading list?


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